William J Schauer, DDS
Thomas K Ditchey, DDS
April Schauer Walsh, DMD

Our Team

Meet the Staff


Doris – Office Manager

Doris is married and has three sons and seven grandchildren. She graduated from Business College in 1975 and worked for the State of Montana for a few years. She then worked 20 years for the Townsend School District until her children were grown. In March of 2002, she began working in our office. During her free time, she serves on the Townsend City Council, enjoys riding her bike and best of all spending time with her grandchildren.


Debbie – Front Office Staff

Debbie joined our team in December 2013. She has been married for 29 years and has two grown children and one granddaughter. She enjoys getting out in the mountains, camping and four wheeling.


Barbara – Front Office Staff

Barbara started working in our office in March of 2015. She is new to the Helena area after living in Iowa, Utah and North Carolina. She enjoys cooking, walking and sewing.


Barb – Dental Assistant

Barb has worked as Dr. Ditchey’s assistant since August 1987. She has enjoyed the patients who she has gotten to know over the years and is honored by what they have shared of their lives with her. Barb and her husband have three grown children and six grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, sewing, growing flowers and crocheting.


Lisa – Dental Assistant

Lisa was born and raised in Helena. While living in Kentucky, she began her career in the dental field. She started working as Dr. Schauer’s dental assistant in 1985. Over the years she has enjoyed knowing our patient and their families. Lisa also runs our OHSA program. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters and their families, as well as golfing, traveling, reading and making jewelry.


Becky – Dental Assistant

Becky started her career as a Dental Assistant in 1979 in Lewistown, MT. She then moved to Helena in 1982. She joined our practice August 2013. She prides herself in her work and care for her patients. Becky and her husband live in Clancy, MT. She has two sons and a daughter, two step-sons, a daughter-in-law and a precious grandson. When not working, she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, golfing, and kayaking.


Gwyn – Dental Hygienist

Gwyn is originally from Missoula. She attended Carroll College graduating in 1985. She has been with our practice since 1986. She and her husband have three grown children and one granddaughter. She enjoys camping and rafting with friends and family.


Shirley – Dental Hygienist

Shirley has been employed at our office since 1981. She graduated from Carroll College in 1977 with a degree in Dental Hygiene. She is a native Montanan.


Krissy – Dental Hygienist

Krissy has worked in our office since 2008. She attended MSU Great Falls and graduated in 2005 with her Dental Hygiene degree. Krissy was born and raised in Montana and has been in Helena since 2006.


Jena – Dental Hygienist

Jena graduated from Dental Hygiene school in the spring of 2012 from Great Falls- MSU. She has been employed at our office since 2014. She grew up in Boulder, MT and currently resides in Helena with her husband, son, and dog, Punkin. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the lake with family and friends.


Ashley – Dental Hygienist

Ashley Dalton (Ames) is a Capital High School alumni and she has lived in Helena most of her life. She graduated from the University of New Haven and played five years of collegiate volleyball. She currently coaches volleyball with her husband, Tony, and enjoys hiking, rafting, fishing and anything outdoors